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The British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) released today provides further evidence that the UK economy is growing at a solid pace, and could even strengthen in the short term.

Commenting on the June inflation figures published today by the ONS, which showed a falling back in the annual rate of the Consumer Prices Index from 3.4 per cent to 3.2 per cent compared to May, David Kern, chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), expressed concern for future inflation but warned against raising interest rates. He said, “Headline CPI inflation fell in line with expectations but it is worrying that core inflation, which strips out energy and food, has risen.

The director general of the British Chambers of Commerce called for a four-year moratorium on new labour laws as evidence was released today of the spiralling cost to business of red tape.

David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), has welcomed the appointment of the Liberal Democrat Vince Cable as business secretary in David Cameron’s coalition government.

Businesses are becoming uneasy about the prospect of a hung British parliament new research has revealed.

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